There are plenty of Chevy models available for sale, both used and new. Here's where to look to find your ideal model at a price you can live with.
Where you can buy used or new Chevy vehicles
Chevrolet, founded in 1911, has a long legacy of cars, trucks and SUVs behind it. When you're ready to become a Chevy owner, you'll need to know where to look to find your perfect car, so keep reading to learn more.
Chevy car sales at a dealership
The most well-known way to buy a car in general is a dealership, and this is true for Chevrolet models, too. A dealership may sell both used and new vehicles or specialize in one or the other. You can locate an authentic dealer in your area by using the "Dealer Locator" feature found on Chevrolet's official website. Simply enter your zip code, and you'll be able to view a dealer list, see their current inventory and even request a test drive. If you're definitely looking for a new model, be sure to check the "Deals" section on the website as well, since there may be promotions there that you're interested in. Most of the time, these special sales will be available at your local dealers, and you can call the dealer to have any questions about the special offer answered.
Buy Chevy cars from rental agencies
In the market for a lovingly used car? One avenue you may not have thought of is the overstock from a car rental agency. Some car rental firms, such as Enterprise, sell Chevy vehicles that are being retired from the rental fleet. Unlike other sale platforms, there is usually no room for negotiating, so the prices you see are the prices you'll get. However, you can get a good deal if you don't mind a car with some miles on it. Don't just look at rental agencies in your area, either; some rental firms will transport a car from one location to another if there's an interested buyer. As with any other vehicle sale, make sure you take a test drive, and get the car history before you buy.
Online car buying forums
There are several online auto marketplaces for cars, and one of the most famous may be Autotrader. On Autotrader, you can search just to buy Chevrolet vehicles in your area. On this website, you'll see both used and new listings. Newer cars are usually specific ads placed by dealerships, while private sellers can also list their used vehicles for sale. There are also car features, photos (in some cases), reviews of the seller and more information available. Before you buy Chevy cars from an online auto marketplace, make sure the website is legitimate. Check for reviews from other users, and take a look at its Better Business Bureau record, if possible. While you may find customer complaints that seem suspect, you may also find some big red flags.
Check eBay or Craigslist
You'll find used Chevy cars on both eBay and Craigslist, but the websites do operate differently. On eBay, there is a dedicated section to auto sales, and you can sort by brand or model type to buy Chevrolet cars only. Some listings are from private sellers, but others are ads from dealerships, usually with a salesperson directly attached. As with Autotrader, you can see reviews and feedback left by buyers regarding the sellers. Some listings on eBay are "Buy it Now," when you can buy the vehicles right away for the price shown, but other listings are in the auction format. Craigslist operates less as an auction site and more like a classified section of a newspaper. In your city or town's "Cars & Truck" section on Craigslist, you'll see a listing of vehicles available in your area, and you can search by categories such as price, make and model. The seller's asking price is normally part of the listing, although they may indicate right in their ad that the price is negotiable. For both websites, stick to vehicles you can go see so you don't fall prey to any scams.
Scout print classified ads
You'll still find Chevy car sales the old-fashioned way - in print. Local auto catalogs are still used in some areas and may be found in area stores or in special holders near newspaper street boxes. Your local newspaper may have a dedicated section for car sales in its classified section or even a special weekly or monthly insert just for car sales. For most of these cars, the listings will be for used models, but sometimes you'll find new car ads there. However, you may have to search for Chevys specifically. Many times, these types of listings are divided by vehicle category, such as car or truck, rather than by brand. Always arrange to meet the seller, and try the vehicle out before handing over any money, to avoid being caught up in a deposit scam.
Connect with third parties
A neighbor, relative, friend, co-worker or a friend-of-friend could connect you with someone who is selling a good used Chevy. Depending on where the connection is coming from, finding a car through people you know can have its advantages. The seller may be more upfront about the car's condition than they would be with a total stranger, and there may be more price flexibility, too. Still, it pays to take a look at the car you're considering, take it for a test drive, and do all the other things you would do when you buy Chevy cars from someone you don't know. Even the most honest person could miss a problem with the car that you discover, and you want to have the most accurate picture of its condition as possible before you fork over any cash.